Spotlight: Venue983 by Hemisphere

Discover this newly renovated venue located in the heart of Minneapolis
Written by
Laura Cross

Venue983 is not just a wedding venue; it's a piece of living history. Opening its doors in March 2024 to accommodate a variety of celebrations, this fully renovated space - once home to a salon and beauty bar created by the iconic Horst Rechelbacher - has undergone a stunning transformation under the expert guidance of Hemisphere Restaurants. Known for their culinary innovation, including The Tavern Grill Restaurant + Bar, Tazā Fresh Mediterranean and Sphere Bar in the Skyway, the masterminds behind Hemisphere bring over 25 years of full-service catering and wedding reception expertise to the forefront with the unveiling of Venue983.

As guests approach Venue983, they are immediately captivated by the stunning gold and black exterior. Surrounded by modern landscaping, the venue offers outdoor seating areas providing guests with a serene place to retreat amid the lively wedding atmosphere.

Venue983 Exterior

Beyond the gold entrance doors awaits the front room which, bathed natural light, highlighting its modern nods to the art deco style with ornate tile flooring and wallpaper. This versatile room, complete with a full-service bar, is designed to serve as the ideal space for welcoming guests, hosting ceremonies, facilitating cocktail hours and seamlessly transforming into a dance floor as the celebration reaches its peak. 

Venue983 Reception Bar

Through another set of golden doors awaits the banquet hall, where receptions unfold. With ample space to comfortably seat up to 250 guests for a seated dinner, this expansive hall sets the stage for unforgettable celebrations. Further back lies the bridal suite/getting ready room, providing ample space for preparations on the momentous day.

Venue983 Banquet Space

The venue's onsite catering services eliminate one step in the planning process (caterer, check!). While they provide a comprehensive menu featuring a diverse array of appetizers, plated or buffet options, they take pride in their ability to tailor a menu to the couples' tastes. Whether drawing inspiration from their various restaurant concepts or creating something entirely new, the online menu serves as just a starting point. With over 25 years of experience in the catering business, their team emphasizes the use of fresh ingredients and a from-scratch approach, placing a strong emphasis on bold flavors.

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